Democrat Wants to Ban the Term ‘ObamaCare’ – Amendment to DeFund ObamaCare Passes House

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) suggested that the term “ObamaCare” should be banned from the House floor. She called it a “disparaging remark against the President… and is clearly in violation of House rules.” According to The Hill, Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) responded:

“You would think he wants his name attached to his signature legislation.

“So we call it what it is,” he continued. “It is ObamaCare. It’s a travesty. It is big government. It is not controlling healthcare costs, and it needs to be repealed and today we’re going to try to defund it to the best of our ability. And if we’re not successful this time, we’re going to try again and again and again until we either have a Senate that’s willing to pass it or a president that understands that we cannot do this to the American people.”

He’s right. ObamaCare is Obama’s signature legislation! They should be proud to call it ObamaCare, which Rep. Steve King (R-IA) did a few minutes later.

Wasserman-Schultz also insisted that the law be called the “Affordable Care Act.” Now that’s funny, since the law drives up the cost of health insurance. If not, why would all of those waivers be needed?

Memeorandum has a thread.

Update: House Republicans succeeded in passing the amendment to defund ObamaCare.

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  • LC, thank you for posting this and two thumbs up to Rehberg and King!

  • Great news about defunding this legislative criminal act.

    Too bad for Ms. Schultz. A year late and a dollar short. If she had acted before losing the supermajority, she could have passed any petty little rules she wanted.

  • What a waste their time…and the Dems wonder why they lost so big last November. We have 9 plus percent unemployment, out of control spending, the FCC taking over the internet, the EPA running wild and they’re concerned about this….nice.

  • It’s a pretty clear attempt to get the word “affordable” to be synonymous with the “act.” If you repeat the lie enough times, people will believe it. After all, who would want to repeal “affordable health care?”